Breastfeeding rates increase thanks to Kangaroo Care Initiative

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It benefits both mother and baby and now University Hospital is teaming up with Bardstown's Flaget Memorial Hospital to improve breastfeeding rates.

Through the Kangaroo Care Initiative, University Hospital is giving its own new moms and babies the best start. It's teaching other area hospitals about implementing the special skin to skin contact between babies and their mother.

The effort is showing great results at Flaget with breastfeeding rates on the rise.

University Hospital and Flaget Memorial Hospital will both be a part of the proposed hospital merger.

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